Crossword clues for soursop
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Soursop \Sour"sop`\, n. (Bot.) The large succulent and slightly acid fruit of a small tree ( Anona muricata) of the West Indies; also, the tree itself. It is closely allied to the custard apple.
n. 1 Any of several small tropical evergreen trees, genus ''Annona''. 2 The tart, spiny, yellow-green fruit of this tree.
Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and northern South America, primarily Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela. Soursop is also produced in all tropical parts of Africa, especially in Eastern Nigeria, Mambilla Plateau and The Democratic Republic of Congo, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family.
The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate.
Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as "graviola") as an alternative cancer treatment. There is, however, no medical evidence that it is effective.
Usage examples of "soursop".
Supper nonetheless consisted of an adequate platter of sand-creepers poached in sea-water, with a garnish of soursops and fried kale.